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Take A Seat :: A Late Summer Luncheon & Giveaway With Atg Stores!

Is there anything more indulgent than a long lunch that happens to take advantage of some late summer sunshine? I think not. So, a few weeks ago, I teamed up with ATG Stores to put together an afternoon gathering of fellow designers and bloggers to celebrate the beginning of fall, as well as our new partnership, with an event we called “Come Take a Seat”…

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

To emphasize the ‘seat’ part, I selected my favorite chairs from the ATG Stores site to sprinkle around the table. This was our creative way of  inviting guests to experience firsthand the array of design options offered by the online store, and bring some personality to every place setting, too!

Pro tip: While it’s unlikely that you have a variety of chairs at your own table at home, this is still a fun concept to put into play at place settings! Try pairing different vintage dishes with white plates to see which ones your guests are most drawn to. They pick their favorites as a way to choose their seat!

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

You can see that there was a bit of a theme with the seating – I chose chairs that were either white, neutral or blue to create some cohesiveness. And that blue was echoed in the florals too! It may seem like an unlikely choice for a fall table, but I think it worked out lovely, considering how blue the sky was that day! Adding fall leaves, sunflowers and huge creamy white dahlias made for the perfect centerpieces.

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley
a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

Whenever I host an event, I always leave my guests with a favor, and this happened to be a big one! These gorgeous marble boxes were placed at each seat, their blue agates complementing the color scheme. And, we happened to save a few for our readers, too! You can enter to win a box (we have 5 to give away!) by leaving a comment below telling us your favorite part about fall. Get an additional entry by heading to our instagram and following the instructions there!

a late summer luncheon with ATG & Coco Kelley

A huge thanks to ATG for putting together such a lovely afternoon of design talk with such talented ladies! Even the President, Michelle Newbery, took time out of her schedule to share the day with us and chat a bit about the new direction for this growing company. And if you feel like doing a little fall shopping,  ATG Stores website is offering our readers $100 off their order of $199 or more using code COCO100 – so start decorating!! 

I for one am very much looking forward to bringing you more tabletop and room inspiration here in the coming months as a part of our new partnership. (And if you want to get a peek at what we’re working on, be sure to check out today’s instagram stories! One hint: HOLIDAY!) Don’t forget to enter to win that beautiful marble box below!